Man found in trash chute identified; no new leads in investigation
The man found dead in a downtown apartment building trash chute has been identified as 30-year-old Harsh Kumar, a resident of the building's 16th floor. Kumar was found Aug. 12 on the parking garage level of the Park Charles apartment building in the 200 block of N. Charles St., and police say an autopsy suggests he fell from one of the top floors, down the trash chute and into the garbage compactor. Police said there were no other injuries on his body except those consistent with a fall.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Kumar lived in the building with family members, who were on vacation at the time of the incident, causing the delay in anyone reporting him missing. The investigation is continuing, police said.
It appears, based on a LinkedIn profile page and a check of records, that Kumar was an analyst with an IT company who attended Johns Hopkins. I've been unable to find contact info for his family.